Tuesday 30 May 2017

Trump trademarks 'Keep America Great' ahead of the 2020 election

US president Donald Trump. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP
US president Donald Trump. Photo: Alex Brandon/AP
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Donald Trump has already applied to trademark his 2020 election slogan – Keep America Great.

The newly elected US President apparently came up with the idea during a rare interview with The Washington Post.

While discussing his slogan, and the fact that he didn't know until last year that Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush had used the slogan 'Let's Make American Great Again' in 1980, Mr Trump discussed his next campaign.

“Are you ready?” he told the Washington Post jounalist. “ ‘Keep America Great,’ exclamation point.”

He then followed by summoning a lawyer immediately, who arrived within two minutes.

“Will you trademark and register, if you would, if you like it — I think I like it, right? Do this: ‘Keep America Great,’ with an exclamation point. With and without an exclamation. ‘Keep America Great,’ ” Trump told his lawyer.

“Got it,” the lawyer replied.

Later that day Donald J. Trump for President Inc had filed for the trademark protection, as Trump looks toward re-election for a second term in the White House.

It covers campaign merchandise like hats, as well as blogs and other campaigning services according to Politio.

Meanwhile, Trump is expected to sign a number of executive orders to introduce a suite of new immigration control measures.

Among them was 'extreme vetting' of people from seven predominately Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa.

It is also expected that he will make an announcement about building a wall on the boarder between the US and Mexico.

The President tweeted:

 "Big day planned on national security tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!"

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